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    Report: Audit finds Baltimore speed cameras wrong by $2.8M [w/video]
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    The debate over automatic cameras for speed and red light enforcement is already fairly intense, but a secret audit from 2012 of the traffic cameras in Baltimore, MD should heat things up a bit. In an audit of the city's 83 speed cameras, The Baltimore Sun is reporting that 13 had a double digit ...

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    Report: IIHS survey says D.C. residents like speed and red-light cameras
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released a study this week that seems to go against what critics and the media have been reporting for years. According to the report, some people – more specifically, a large majority of the residents in Washington D.C. – actually ...

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    Video: Florida cop under investigation for pedestrian hit-and-run caught on camera
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    We can't say for certain, but we imagine that "don't run down pedestrians" is somewhere near the top of every police officer's daily to-do list. One patrolman in Orlando seems to have missed that memo. Three months ago, officer Michael Fiorentino-Tyburski struck 36-year-old Tetris Nunn as he was ...

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    Report: Florida to redesign license plates because traffic cameras have hard time reading them?
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    A lot of companies are making (or at least trying to make) money these days selling devices that improve drivers' odds of beating traffic cameras. As it turns out, though, having a Florida license plate on the back of your car could be the best defense against paying traffic fines like red light ...

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    ETC: noPhoto claims to offer high-tech impunity from speed cameras [w/video]
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    Inventor Jonathan Dandrow's idea began when he first noticed that some cameras can pickup the infrared light from a television remote. It's a piece of useless information at first. Three years later, Dandrow has completed the noPhoto license plate carrier prototype, an ingenious device that ...

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    Report: In D.C. suburb, even the speed cameras have cameras
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    Say this about the residents of Prince George's County, Maryland: they really don't like speed cameras. According to the Washington Post, disgruntled citizens have shot at a camera with a gun, set one on fire and even, allegedly, fired glass marbles in a speed camera's direction. The solution? ...

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    Video: Santa Fe man unloads five rounds into speed enforcement vehicle
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    What you see above is a video of a Santa Fe man who's had it up to here and is not going to take it anymore. The New Mexico city has a deal with Redflex to operate unmanned speed enforcement vehicles which are parked along the road to photograph breakneck miscreants. On the morning of April 11 ...

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    Video: Watch a bus driver block escape of hit-and-run driver
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    There has been plenty of debate about whether bicyclists should be able to take up a lane typically reserved for motor vehicles. While that argument is far from settled, we can all agree that hit-and-run accidents between cars and bikes have got to stop. At least one bus driver seems to agree ...

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    Report: PSA: Some states now using school bus-mounted traffic cameras
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    City councils and state legislatures across the country are debating and passing initiatives to put traffic cameras on school buses. Rick Gresham, transportation director for the Cobb County school district in Georgia, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that 1,100 motorists pass his school ...

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    Video: A PSA from ATS: Don't run red lights
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    Abiding by traffic signals is perhaps the simplest rule of the road. Any preschooler can tell you what red light means, but that doesn't stop a staggering number of drivers from ignoring the lights altogether. ATS, a company responsible for manufacturing red light cameras, wants us to think a ...

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    Report: Calgary ready to adopt sound-activated noise camera to automatically ticket loud vehicles
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    Police in Calgary have partnered up with a company to install the Noise Snare, a sound-activated traffic camera designed to automatically ticket loud vehicles. According to The Calgary Herald, the device would typically cost municipalities around $112,500 Canadian, though the company behind the ...

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    Baltimore issues over 2,000 red light camera tickets with dead officer's signature
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    Getting pulled over and ticketed by law enforcement makes for a bad day, and we're quite certain the feeling is amplified when the citation comes in the mail days after the infraction occurs. There's no surprise, then, that most drivers can't stand traffic cams, and in many cases, the ticketed ...

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    Report: UK moves to block Europe-wide speeding fines
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    Britain is stepping up to the man. The island nation is moving to stop a proposal that would allow member countries of the European Union to enforce traffic violations across international borders. The legislation aims to help law enforcement pursue unruly drivers for four major offenses: ...

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    Abu Dhabi police to use televised shaming as tool to deter motorist scofflaws [w/video]
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    Traffic Violations aired as public shaming tool – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Police in Abu Dhabi take traffic violations very seriously, and they're reportedly adding a new tool to their arsenal – public shaming. After the evening news bulletin, videos will be shown of ...

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    REPORT: Billings, MT rushes to install red-light camera before new state law bans them
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    According to TheNewspaper.com, the city council in Billings, Montana, voted last week to hurriedly approve new automated red-light cameras – conveniently just before they are scheduled to be banned by the state legislature. With a potential clause allowing existing cameras to be grandfathered ...

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    Houston study lauds red light cameras despite uptick in accidents
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    We all know we shouldn't mess with Texas. And Houston, Texans shouldn't mess around with statistics, because the folks running the show are going to come to any conclusions they want no matter what the statistics say. This is the easy part: a study of red light cameras in the city shows that ...

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    Traffic Enfarcement: What's wrong with this picture?
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    The script for selling one of these "automated revenue enhancement devices" to a municipality might go something like "and the best feature of the Robthepopulace 3000 is that it never makes a mistake - machines don't lie!" Tell that to Thomas, who received a citation in the mail after a South ...

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    Irony: Red light cameras a safety impediment
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    Red light cameras are nothing more than a surreptitious tax. Oh sure, they're sold to municipalities as a safety benefit, but what else would you say if you wanted to be paid to install, administrate, and monitor your little ticket-writing bots? The cities and towns that put the cameras greedily ...

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    Study: Maryland county's red light cameras net $2.85 million, increase accidents
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    Anne Arundel County in Maryland has been running five red light cameras for five years, during which period they raised a fat $2.85 million in ticket revenue. Unfortunately, a comparison of accident statistics shows that the cameras have increased the rate of accidents.Immediately after ...

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